William C Bouck (1786 - 1859)

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Birthplace: Oswego, NY, USA
Death: Died in Schoharie, NY, USA
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About William C Bouck

William Christian Bouck was an American politician from New York. He was the 13th Governor of New York from 1843 to 1844.

He was the son of Christian Bouck (1753–1836) and Margaret (Borst) Bouck (1762–1806). He married Catherine Lawyer (1787–1865), and their children were James Madison Bouck, Joseph William Bouck (b. Oct. 27, 1809), Christian Bouck (b. May 14, 1818), Gabriel Bouck, Charles Bouck (b. Sept. 9, 1829), Catherine Bouck (b. July 11, 1820; married Erskine Danforth), Caroline Bouck (married Dr. Volney Danforth), and Anna Bouck (b. Dec. 29, 1814; married Lyman Sanford). He was Sheriff of Schoharie County from 1812 to 1813. He was a member from Schoharie County of the New York State Assembly from 1814 to 1816 and in 1818. He was a member of the New York State Senate from 1820 to 1822. From 1821 to 1840, he was a member of the Erie Canal Commission. He was known as "white horse" Bouck, in the days when the Erie Canal was being built. Bouck was responsible for carrying the pay for the workers at the western end of the Erie Canal project. He carried the full saddlebags of money regularly to the workers, alone, riding a white horse, and never once was molested or robbed. In November 1840, Bouck ran for Governor of New York on the Democratic ticket with Daniel S. Dickinson, but they were defeated by the Whig incumbents William H. Seward and Luther Bradish. In November 1842, Bouck and Dickinson ran and this time were elected, defeating the Whig candidates Bradish and Gabriel Furman. He was buried in Middleburgh, New York. Congressman Joseph Bouck was his brother. His son Gabriel Bouck was the Attorney General of Wisconsin. The town of Bouckville, in central New York state, is named after him.

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1786
January 7, 1786
Oswego, NY, USA
1809
1809
Age 22
1818
1818
Age 31
1820
1820
Age 33
1820
Age 33
Tonawanda, , , Canada
1828
December 16, 1828
Age 42
Fultonham, Schoharie County, New York
1829
1829
Age 42
1850
1850
Age 63
Fulton, Schoharie, New York
1858
1858
Age 71
Schoharie County, New York, USA
1859
April 19, 1859
Age 73
Schoharie, NY, USA